This would be the only release under the title of Era II. Between and , Mortiis as a band or a solo musician never stated that the project was on hiatus, although the last tour ended at P60 in Amstelveen Netherlands on July 8, ,  with no performance, recording or releases since. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 8, go to album.
It came about in when Mortiis was set to release The Smell of Rain , which was such a departure from his earlier records that he wanted to brand it in a way to signify this. All of the Era I albums were composed entirely on synthesizers, creating a sound that Mortiis described as "dark dungeon music".
The last album of this era, The Stargate , went a step further by introducing a wider range of instruments including acoustic guitars, flutes and dark vocals; mainly provided by Sarah Jezebel Deva. Songs on The Smell of Rain were electropop , and frontman Ellefsen took to lead vocals for the first time. This would be the only release under the title of Era II. It was during this era that Ellefsen decided he needed to seek members to perform in a live setting, which later helped change how Mortiis as a band sounded.
With Era III came The Grudge , which took an even more drastic turn from previous eras and is said to have made the biggest impression of any of his albums. The Grudge took on a heavy industrial rock emphasis, combining grinding guitars and industrial programming. Some of the longtime fans were again not too happy with this turn, but it helped gain Mortiis more new fans. In , the Norwegian Culture Council selected The Grudge to be freely available for listening to the public in libraries across the country.
On 10 October Mortiis released Perfectly Defect as a free internet only download album. Regarding why the album was free, Mortiis stated, "The new model of the music business is important to keep in mind; there's a new mentality out there in terms of how people acquire their music now.
Between and , Mortiis as a band or a solo musician never stated that the project was on hiatus, although the last tour ended at P60 in Amstelveen Netherlands on July 8, ,  with no performance, recording or releases since. However, during this time the mailing list, Instagram account and Facebook page was active, hinting at a return at some point.
The four-year hiatus was broken on 8 June when a message placed on the band's Facebook page  suggested a new album was on its way in a new era, Era 0. This was confirmed on 5 October when the release of the single "Doppelgänger," off the forthcoming album The Great Deceiver.
The artwork for "Doppelgänger" included the familiar Mortiis logo, but with the Era 0 subscript, confirming the new Era. Additional material was also finished with enough material for another album during For nearly the entirety of the band's existence, frontman Ellefsen has altered his facial appearance using several alternatives before using a prosthetic mask and ear set.
The studio who made Mortiis' mask asked for a character reference for the moulding. The mask was always coupled with ears. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 8, The Norwegians' ferocious new album has it all.
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Rigor Mortis was a thrash/speed metal band that formed in in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metroplex. Two schoolmates, Harden Harrison (drums) and Casey Orr (bass), formed the band when they met Mike Scaccia (guitar).Labels: Capitol, Interscope. Home page of Exmortus, a metal group from Whittier, CA. A bootleg containing the first two demos and several live recordings was floating around in In January or March of another demo was recorded and .